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Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

La Grange: Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives


Located at the Fayette County Library, the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives features extensive archives on German settlements in Fayette County, including death and marriage records, and information about the Sons of Hermann and social clubs.

One of those clubs was Prairieblum, German for prairie flower. One of it's members, Johannes Romberg, is generally believed to be the most notable German-Texan poet of his time. His poetry about the Texas landscape and pioneer life contributed to a brand of romantic “Tex-lit” that helped woo many German families to the Lone Star State. Born in Germany, Johannes Romberg’s family settled here, in Fayette County, where he founded in 1857 the literary club Prairieblum. The club drew members from all over the region to read aloud their poetry, articles, and stories.


Location

  • 855 South Jefferson Street
  • La Grange, Texas
  • 78945

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

  • Free


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